August 2015

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Editor's note

Steve Smith

It's a tough job being a car journalist. Sure, there are some not-at-all-tough bits … ... the travelling-around-the-world-driving-fancy cars bit and, of course, the not-having...

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Cover stories

It's very, very close...

We pit the BMW M3 M-DCT against the Mercedes-AMG C63 S.

Kia Sportage 2,0 CRDi vs. Mazda CX-5 2,2DE Active

Straddling the R400k mark, both these recently facelifted contenders offer excellent value for money. We pick the best one.

DRIVEN: Renault Kadjar

Renault intensifies its charm offensive on the light/compact crossover market.


VW Caravelle & Mercedes-Benz V-Class.


Audi looks to strengthen its entry point to the brand with a realigned
specification level and frugal new three-cylinder engine.

Also in this issue

Why bicycles are a drag

So how much does that bicycle rack really impact on your vehicle’s fuel economy? You might be surprised…

Bike test: BMW F 800 R

In a bike market obsessed with power figures, is there still a place for a mid-capacity road bike?

Insights on the...

All-new Audi A4, the Alfa Romeo Giulia and the Mercedes-Benz GLC.

Buying used: BMW 7 Series

Some examples retail for R500 000 less than when new.

The mighty Moab

We travel to the USA and the adventure state of Utah to explore one of the world’s iconic trails behind the wheel of a Jeep Cherokee Trailhawk.

Consumer feature: Microdots explained

How tiny dots are putting car thieves out of business.

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